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Bad roads, lack of utilities endanger villagers in Red Sea state

October 18 - 2017 RED SEA STATE
A donkey cart providing drinking water in Port Sudan (File photo:
A donkey cart providing drinking water in Port Sudan (File photo:

Residents of Sudan’s Red Sea state have criticised the Sea Ports Corporation in Post Sudan for its “lack of commitment to social responsibility”.

One of the elders of Ganeb and Oleib locality in Red Sea state, Ashbadin Mohamed Ahmed, told Radio Dabanga of deterioration in health and education services and lack of roads and electricity.

He pointed to the deterioration of educational environment in the basic and secondary schools, scarcity of teachers, and a failure to supply seating and provide school books. The locality also has a lack of medical facilities and Ahmed explained that patients and pregnant women must be transferred to hospitals in Port Sudan.

However, as there are few paved roads to connect the locality’s towns and villages with Port Sudan, this endangers the lives of patients in emergency situations.

He strongly criticised the Sea Ports Corporation for its lack of commitment to the social responsibility to the locality.

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